HE is the handyman who is seen callously stealing Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sensational sex tape in a new TV adaptation of the saga.
In Disney+ series Pam & Tommy, electrician Rand Gauthier breaks into the couple’s Malibu house in the dead of night and makes off with a safe containing the X-rated home movie.
But in an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday, Rand insists he had nothing to do with the 1995 theft and claims he was forced to take the fall for it by a ruthless Mafia family.
He says the feared criminal Gambino clan were the real force behind the footage going viral after they made him an offer he “could not refuse”.
Rand, 63, said: “After the sex tape was stolen, I told a capo (boss) with the Gambino crime family, ‘Everyone thinks this is me, I don’t want it on my shoulders’.
Convicted R&B singer R. Kelly on Wednesday officially cut ties with his original Chicago legal team and opted to have the attorney who successfully appealed Bill Cosby’s conviction to defend him against pending abuse allegations in federal court here.
During a telephone conference Wednesday morning, Kelly, who is awaiting sentencing in a Brooklyn federal jail for his racketeering conviction in New York last year, said he wanted Jennifer Bonjean to represent him in the Chicago case, which is currently set for a jury trial in August.
The remains of a woman identified this month were found in a remote wooded area in Litchfield County that has become known as a possible dumping ground for homicide victims dating back to the 1980s and 1990s.
Authorities say there is no connection between the death of Brianna Beam, whose remains were identified this month after being discovered in December, and the other deaths over the years.
The armed group, which numbered 150 men from the Sinaloa Cartel, was reportedly able to take over the town of Caborca, in the northern state of Sonora, on Tuesday (15 February).
According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, the group killed two people and kidnapped five more, having passed right in front of a National Guard detachment and another group of soldiers without being stopped.
An unnamed local told the publication: “There was not a single member of the authorities who came out to confront them, all the soldiers hid. They left us all alone, they abandoned us.”
The town is still reeling from the invasion, with mayor Abraham David Mier Nogales urging businesses to observe an unofficial 10pm curfew.
It is currently unclear if any of El Chapo’s sons participated in the invasion of the town, or if they simply ordered it.
Former model agency boss accused of rape and suspected of trafficking minors has died in prison
The former boss of a French model agency accused of rape and under investigation on suspicion of supplying underage girls to the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in prison.
The body of Jean-Luc Brunel, 75, was reportedly found hanging in his cell in the early hours of Saturday. The French prosecutors’ office confirmed the report and said an inquiry had been opened into the exact cause of death, but early indications pointed to suicide.
Brunel was arrested in December 2020 at Charles de Gaulle airport before boarding a plane for Dakar in Senegal where he told police he was going on holiday.